Born: 7th September 1924, Ipswich.
Died: 6th September 1944; age: 20.
Residence: 8, Stirling Street, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Machine Hand – Saw Mill.
Rank: Fusilier; Service Number: 14400272.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Hubert Baden Powell Farthing & Elizabeth Ellen Farthing; husband of Joyce Kathleen Farthing, of Fulford, Yorkshire.
Father: John Hubert Baden Powell Farthing, born July 1900, Ipswich.
Mother: Elizabeth Ellen Rose Farthing (nee Hood), born August 1900, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Eric was a Machine Hand – Saw Mill. He was living with his parents & siblings at the family home – 8, Stirling Street, Ipswich.
John, a Timber Porter & Labourer – Timber Yard. Discharged from the Middlesex Regiment in 1920. In Auxiliary Fire Service at place of work.
Eliza, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Phyllis E.P. Farthing, born 1922, Ipswich.
Charles Henry Farthing, born January 1927, Ipswich.
In 1944, Howden, Yorkshire, Eric married Joyce Kathleen Gibbons, born 1924, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Eric is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane.
Photograph courtesy of Derrick.